The vertical distance of a point or object above or below a reference surface or datum (generally mean sea level).

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How to get elevation profile from .tif dsm on the web map?

I have my dsm .tiff file, pixels are floating point 32bit values giving the terrain elevation in metres. I need to create a web map where user can draw a path and get elevation profile for that path. ...
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What is the best colour-ramp to use for elevation?

This is maybe rather subjective as it concerns style, but I would like to have a few decent colour ramps for my DEM when it is layed over my hill-shading. I have created the Swiss hillshade model as ...
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SRTM elevation data question

I have a question concerning the SRTM elevation data (http://srtm.usgs.gov/). As a little thought experiment, assume I want to build a 3D model of the earth's surface as a point cloud. The earth's ...
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How to generate a DEM from isolines and spot heights?

I have two shape files containing height information of a certain area and I need to create a raster DEM with GRASS using them. file 1 consists of height information in contours (isolines) file 2 ...
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Add Surface Information in 3d-analyst

One of our guys is using the "Functional Surface->Add Surface Information" feature in 3D-analyst tool in ArcMap 10.1 to add elevation data to an XY list. It's the only feature we're using from the ...
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ArcGIS10 Highest point via polygon features

I am using ArcGIS 10.0 with 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst and Military Analyst. I feel like I am halfway to solving a problem but do not seem able to completely solve it. I have a polygon shapefile ...
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Creating a Slope Map Using Contours

I am trying to create a slope map. I have many contour elevation files. I tried to use the slope tool in Arctoolbox, but it calls for raster files and I'm working with vector data. Any help with this ...
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Using Arcpy, how can I determine min and max elevation from a raster DEM layer within my current extent?

Using Arcpy, how can I determine min and max elevation from a raster DEM layer within my current extent? I'm currently using Data Driven Pages to centre the layout on each feature extent. I need to ...
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digital elevation model data help?

I know little about geographic data. I am trying to get a file of elevation data for the United Kingdom so that I can import it into a CAD program and convert it to an *.stl or *.dxf format. I ...
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Elevation profile 10 km each side of a line

How can I get an elevation profile for a band of terrain? The highest elevation within 10 km (on each side of the defined line) should be taken into account. I hope my question is clear. Thank you ...
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“US NED” OnEarth JPL NASA Tiled WMS working?

I am working on developing a computer software application that displays a 3D terrain based on the 30m elevation data for USA. I am using the OnEarth JPL NASA Tiled WMS for fetching the elevation ...
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Is convention to denote Building Elevation with respect to ground or sea level?

Have a query on shapefile. I have a shapefile containing a number of polygon features representing buildings. I am trying to extract the elevation of the building. I would like to know if the usual ...
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Creating a DEM from CAD contour polylines

Is it at all possible generate a digital elevation model raster from CAD contour polylines with elevations? I am using straight AutoCAD 2014, not Map3D or Civil3D. I was able to bring the dxf of ...
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Adding shapefile elevation data to dted

I am a newbie to QGIS. Currently trying to augment a dted raster value file with vector shapefile(polygon) containing height of buildings. Have converted the shapefile into raster via rasterize ...
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Obtaining average value around polygon in raster for different cross sections?

I have elevation data in a raster, river (blue line) and the flooded area (black polygon) as shown in the image below: I want to find the water depth in the flooded area (inside the black polygon). ...
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How to download the entire ASTER GDEMv2 dataset?

On October, NASA released the new ASTER GDEM global dataset (30m) and I have been wanting to get my hands on it. The only problem is that it takes forever to download and I do not feel like drawing ...
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What dem data are Flex Viewers using to create elevation profiles?

I asked a similar question a year or two ago here: Can Elevation Profile data in Arc's Flex Viewer 3.0 be exported? which appears to not have an answer. Another question regarding the Flex Viewer ...
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How to display an elevation profile and store the DEM elevation back to the KML line?

When I draw a track in Google Earth, for example along a road, I can right-click it to "Show elevation profile", and it displays a 2D plot of distance vs elevation. However, if I save the KML, the ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 Viewshed not using Z Value?

I'm currently trying to produce a line-of-sight map of a tower with no results. Every time I run the viewshed tool, the program uses the base Z value of the DEM. I use the DEM Raster for the ...
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QGIS - Obtain elevation profile [duplicate]

I wish to obtain a bathymetry profile along the selected path (Google Earth calls this feature "elevation profile". Can QGIS 2.2 provide this? I created a layer using the WMS service to load the ...
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QGIS Bathymetry Display, Bathymetry along a path [duplicate]

This post has two related questions. I am new to QGIS or any GIS software so please forgive me if the answer is obvious. I wish to view the Bathymetry point for any given coordinates (e.g. as I move ...
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How to obtain a DTM/DEM from DSM

I need to obtain a grid of bare ground elevation (removing all edifices, trees, roads and man-made elements) for quantitative geomorphological analysis from a high resolution (1 m) DSM obtained by ...
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Problem with Elevation Profile Graph

I have a problem when creating the elevation profile using 3d Analyst. I have a DEM and a polyline representing a a highway route consisting of several line segments that I have manually combined. I ...
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How to calculate Topographic Ruggedness Index in Arcgis?

Does anyone know how to calculate Topographic Ruggedness Index in Arcgis without access to command line arcinfo workstation? "The topographic ruggedness index (TRI) is a measurement developed by ...
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DTM Extraction/Smoothing in ArcGIS

I have an .las file, intended to be a DTM (bare earth) that I generated from a photogrammetry software package that has come out just a bit too lumpy. I now have the license for that software tied up ...
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Why not measure elevation from the center of the earth?

In trying to understand Geoid vs Ellipsoid height, I ran across this page. One of the claims is: Zero elevation as defined by Spain is not the same zero elevation defined by Canada ...
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How to query DEM elevation values in a web application based on cursor/click point location?

I work for a city government that has LiDAR derived DEM rasters which we would like to make accessible to other departments in the city. The problem is that many departments don't have anyone with ...
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Read Elevation from 1/3 Arc-Second NED .tif or .img

I'm trying to read multiple elevations from a USGS 1/3 arc-second IMG / GeoTIFF file. A sample of the files is available here (5 MB): http://tdds3.cr.usgs.gov/Ortho9/ned/ned_13/img/n43w108.zip I can ...
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Combining several rasters before r.surf.contour?

I have been trying to generate an elevation model from contour lines using first v.to.rast.attr and then r.surf.contour. Generally, it works pretty well, execpt for one issue. My data contains a lot ...
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Make a Ground Mask raster with the Greater Than tool (DEMs are generated from LiDAR)

I'm trying to see if I can replicate the Esri solar suitability site example from this article. I fail on the creation of the binary ground raster. I have made a Bare Earth raster from LiDAR ground ...
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Bringing GIS data into Minecraft

A little off the beaten path...: Denmark has built a 1m:1block Minecraft World using real GIS data. Here's the home page, in Danish: http://gst.dk/emner/frie-data/minecraft/, and an ArsTechnica ...
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Find minimum elevation along a polyline and return xy or point?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 and Python IDLE 2.7.2... I'm trying to find the minimum value of a polyline with a raster layer and turn that LOCATION into a point. I put everything together in model builder, but ...
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How to give elevation information to a polygon feature class using existing TIN file ? (geological mapping)

I'm an ArcGIS 10.1 user. My issue: I have a printed form of a map which depicts geological bodies being surface rock occurence. Additionaly, there are elevation contour lines. I digitized the map by ...
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How can I make a reference plane to measure surface volume?

I am looking to make a reference plane like the links below. I want to measure surface volume of an area in different elevation layer. I just need to know how to make the reference plane in ArcGIS ...
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difference of reference plane/Plane Height / Z factor in Surface volume calculation?

I have a TIN surface with Minimum elevation 25 m and Maximum elevation 140 m. I want to calculate surface volume in different elevation between 25 and 140 meter. I wonder for example If I want to ...
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Global height data as polygons — Natural Earth doesn't have it?

I love the bathymetry data from Natural Earth. I've been looking for the last few days for the same basic data but for land. I'm trying to find general elevation shapefiles, as polygons. I don't need ...
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How do you convert SRTM HGT elevations from WGS84 into meters above sea level?

I am building a JavaScript script that reads binary HGT files - as generated by the SRTM - and converts the data into bitmaps viewable in your browser. You can try out the script and view the source ...
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Extract ground elevation from a path of lat/lon

I have a set of Lat/Lon points and I'd like to know the actual ground elevation of these points. I have access to Global Mapper, Google Earth, AutoCAD Civil 3D. Could somebody suggest the bets way ...
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Focal statistics to calculate saddle points from DEM

I have a conundrum with Focal Statistics and kernel files. I am been trying to identify saddle points in DEMs. I am attempting to rewrite this (thanks whuber) in a python script for 10.1. I have ...
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DEM difference looks like a hillshade

I wanted to find the elevation difference between 2 DEMs. When I got the data, I had to georef one image and had to aggregated it too because their cell values do not match. I also tried to resample ...
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How can I get the elevation of a point in openlayers?

I want to know if it is possible to obtain the elevation of a point with some type of control of others. I am painting a linestring with a series of coordinates but I need to know the elevation of ...
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What information, Open Attribute table of stream segment shows?

I have delineated the watershed from DEM data. I have converted the stream segment(raster) to vector lines. In the attribute table of this vector lines, there are 3 columns, CAT, VALUE, LABEL, what ...
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how do you identify ridges on an elevation raster?

I was wondering whether anyone might be able to tell me in layman's terms how to extract or differentiate between ridges and hilltops from 10m elevation data using ArcGIS 10.1? Any advice would be ...
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Wrong sorting of elevation classes QGIS

I'm a totally beginner with QGIS and maybe I have a very easy problem, but I can't help myself. I got an elevation shapefile with classes of elevations like that: 1-100m, 101-200m, ... When I try to ...
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Looking for (nearly) worldwide elevation data

I know the raw ASTER and SRTM datasets. Is there any error corrected version available? Or did anybody already combine the data? At least the ASTER data often misses tiles for costal regions (if there ...
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How to create a profile with profile points at discrete altitude intervalls, e.g. each 10 m

In both SAGA and QGIS theres a profile-from-line-function that does a nice job of creating profiles. But there's no way to control the altitude spacing. Any ideas for workflows that would allow me ...
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DEM Elevation Units

I'm fairly new to the GIS world, and have a quick question. I'm currently using 10.1. I do not know much about rasters, so does transforming a DEM from one projection to another automatically convert ...
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Elevation and point data

On arcmap 10.1, I have elevation data that is shown as contour lines (polylines) i also have point data showing the distribution on certain animals. I want to run some kind of statistical analysis to ...
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How to map flood areas from a set of points containing surface and height of water?

I am working on the damages made by the typhoon Haiyan. I use QGIS 2.0 with extensions and toolbox, and MapInfo. I have vectors, rasters of the place. I want to map the flood area along the ...
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How to paint area below certain elevation, using no coding and Google Maps, Google Earth, Bing

How can I show the area below a certain elevation, using Google Maps, Google Earth, Bing Maps or similar end-user application, and no coding? Thanks in advance